Release Notes for XWiki Enterprise 2.3
The highlights of this release are: the ability to annotate text in a document, a Color Theme visual editor and the ability to require anonymous users to solve a CAPTCHA before adding a comment to a document.
New and Noteworthy (since XWiki Enterprise 2.2.5)
The scope of this feature is to allow users to annotate text in a XWiki document. With the new feature you can:
- Make annotations by selecting the text and pressing Ctrl + M (Meta + M)
- Show annotations on your page
- See an annotation for a text item by hovering over the yellow icon next to it
- Edit and delete annotations straight from the page
- Manage annotations from the "Annotations" tab
You can find a more detailed description of the annotations feature on the.
Color Theme Editor
The new editor allows fast and easy modifications for the look and feel of the wiki. You'll find in this editor
- A new way of displaying themes on the "Color Themes" space home
- The ability to create a new theme from the "Color Theme" space home
- A palette for each area you are editing with a popup listing everything you can customize at this level
- A dialog where you can make the desired changes
- The possibility to undo the latest modifications or reset all changes
Read more about Color Themes on the dedicated.
Anonymous commenting with Captcha
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Easier development of configurable applications using
If you are developing an application and you need to provide your users with a way to configure it from the XWiki.Configurable class. You will be able to configure your application from the administration interface.
The following is an image of the administration interface with additional applications to be configured (you can customize the icon used).
Note the current user does not have permission to edit one of the configurable applications.
- Email addresses can now be modified from the user profile
- Lots of bug fixes
- Upgrade to Pygments 1.3.1
- Upgrade to Groovy 1.7.2
Backward Compatibility and Migration Notes
Important non-compatible changes
You may also want toin order to benefit from the improvements listed above. In case you don't want to reimport all the pages at least the following pages should be imported (+ the pages listed below in the Migration notes):
- Blog.* (except the Blog.WebPreferences if you've made some changes to it. You can also exclude Blog.BlogIntroduction)
- Standalone/inline Macro parsing has been fixed.
- Header id generation changed a bit and more special characters are now allowed in id names: hyphens ("-"), underscores ("_"), colons (":"), and periods (".") are not filtered anymore. This means that some bookmarks will stop pointing to the right section.
- Non-parametrized searches containing backslashes (\) will no longer work on some databases (eg: HSQLDB). For security and to support special characters ' and \ it is recommended that you pass strings as parameters.